Data Center and Virtualization Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric

Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric

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Description

In this 3-day course, you will learn the key tools and procedures needed to troubleshoot and resolve common Data Center issues. You will work with the Cisco Nexus 7000, 5000, and MDS Switches and the Nexus 2000 Fabric Extenders in the network and SAN environments, exploring both component and composite problems and their solutions.

Who should attend

The primary audience for this course is as follows:

  • Data center administrators and engineers, network administrators and engineers, consulting systems engineers, and Cisco integrators and partners

The secondary audience for this course is as follows:

  • Data center designers and managers, network designers and managers, and systems engineers
 

Course Objectives

Upon completing this course, you will be able to meet these overall objectives:

  • Describe the troubleshooting tools and methodologies available from the CLI and in DCNM used to identify and resolve issues in a Cisco Data Center network architecture.
  • Identify and resolve issues related to VLANs and PVLANs.
  • Identify and resolve issues related to Port Channels and virtual Port Channels.
  • Identify and resolve issues related to Cisco FabricPath.
  • Identify and resolve issues related to OTV.
  • Identify and resolve issues related to Fibre Channel interface operation.
  • Identify and resolve issues related to Fibre Channel Switching when the NX-OS Switch is used in switched mode or in NPV mode.
  • Identify and resolve issues related to Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) in the Cisco Data Center architecture.
  • Identify and resolve issues related to the Nexus 7000.
  • Identify and resolve issues specific to the Nexus 5000 family.
  • Identify and resolve issues specific to the Nexus 2000 FEX.
  • Identify and resolve issues specific to the Cisco MDS family of switches.

Follow On Courses

  • Configuring Cisco Nexus 5000 Switches (DCNX5K)
  • Configuring Cisco Nexus 7000 Switches (DCNX7K)
  • Designing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFD)
  • Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFI)
 

Topics Covered

Detailed Course Outline

1: Tools and Methodologies Troubleshooting

  • Understanding CLI Troubleshooting Tools

    • Troubleshooting Methodology
    • Ping, Pong, and Traceroute
    • Monitor System, Processes, and CPU
    • Switched Port Analyzer (SPAN)
    • Ethanalyzer
    • Logging
    • Cisco Generic Online Diagnostics (GOLD)
    • Blink or Beacon
    • SNMP/RMON
    • CLI Debug
  • Understanding Cisco DCNM Troubleshooting Tools

    • Cisco DCNM for LAN
    • Cisco DCNM for SAN

2: Layer 2 Issues Troubleshooting

  • Troubleshooting VLANs and Private VLANs

    • Troubleshooting VLANs and PVLANs
    • Troubleshooting VTP
  • Troubleshooting Port Channels and Virtual Port Channels

    • Troubleshooting Port Channels
    • Troubleshooting LACP
    • Troubleshooting vPCs
  • Troubleshooting Cisco FabricPath

    • Cisco FabricPath Control Plane
    • Cisco FabricPath Data Plane
    • Troubleshooting Cisco FabricPath
  • Troubleshooting OTV

    • OTV Review
    • Troubleshooting OTV
    • HSRP Isolation between Data Centers using OTV

3: SAN Switching Issues Troubleshooting

  • Troubleshooting Fibre Channel Interfaces

    • Troubleshooting Fibre Channel Interfaces
    • Troubleshooting SAN Port Channels
  • Troubleshooting Fibre Channel Fabric Service

    • Troubleshooting VSANs
    • Troubleshooting Fibre Channel Domain Services
    • Troubleshooting Fibre Channel Name Services
    • Troubleshooting Zoning
    • Troubleshooting Cisco Fabric Services on Cisco MDS and Nexus
  • Troubleshooting NPV Mode

    • NPiV and NPV Mode FLOGI Processes
    • Troubleshooting NPV Mode

4: Fibre Channel over Ethernet Troubleshooting

  • Troubleshooting FCoE

    • Troubleshooting FIP
    • Troubleshooting FCoE Performances
  • Troubleshooting DCBx

    • Troubleshooting DCBx
    • Troubleshooting PFC

5: Platform Specific Issues Troubleshooting

  • Troubleshooting the Cisco Nexus 7000

    • Troubleshooting Licensing
    • Troubleshooting Installs, Upgrades, and Reboots
    • Troubleshooting Cisco Fabric Services
    • Troubleshooting VDCs
    • Troubleshooting Routing
    • Troubleshooting Unicast Traffic
    • Troubleshooting Memory
    • Troubleshooting CPU
    • Troubleshooting Switch Fabric
    • Troubleshooting CoPP and Data Plane Rate Limiters
  • Troubleshooting the Cisco Nexus 5000 and 5500 Switches

    • Troubleshooting Licensing
    • Troubleshooting ISSU
    • Troubleshooting Config-sync
    • Troubleshooting QoS
    • Troubleshooting CRC Errors
    • Troubleshooting CPU
    • Troubleshooting Unified Ports
  • Troubleshooting the Cisco Nexus 2000 Fabric Extender

    • Troubleshooting Fabric Extender Configuration and Management
    • Troubleshooting Fabric Extender Queuing and Packet Drops
  • Troubleshooting the Cisco MDS Switch

    • Troubleshooting Licensing
    • Troubleshooting Installs, Upgrades, and Reboots
    • Troubleshooting Ports
    • Troubleshooting Cisco Fabric Services
    • Troubleshooting VSANs
    • Troubleshooting Zones and Zone Sets

Course Labs

  • Lab 2-1: Troubleshoot vPCs
  • Lab 2-2: Troubleshoot Cisco FabricPath
  • Lab 2-3: Troubleshoot OTV Issues
  • Lab 3-1: Troubleshoot FC Interfaces
  • Lab 3-2: Troubleshoot FC VSANs, Zones and Domain Services
  • Lab 3-3: Troubleshoot NPV Mode
  • Lab 4-1: Troubleshoot FCoE – Part 1
  • Lab 4-2: Troubleshoot FCoE – Part 2
  • Lab 5-1: Troubleshoot VDCs
  • Lab 5-2: Troubleshoot CFS
  • Lab 5-3: Troubleshoot the Fabric Extender
 

Prerequisites

The knowledge and skills that you must have before attending this course are as follows:

  • Recommended attendance of the Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFI) course
  • Recommended attendance of Nexus 7000, 5000 and MDS product courses
  • Recommended CCNA or CCNP Certification
  • Recommended attendance of a Fibre Channel Protocol class or equivalent experience
  • Recommended attendance of the CI-ICSNS course or equivalent experience
 

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